Pet Food Stamps Aid Struggling Owners

Nationwide program uses private donations to assist pet owners in need.
2:04 | 03/07/13

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When times are tough many families know they can turn to food stamps to help put meals on the -- But people with pets often have to make an agonizing decision when they realized they cannot afford to feed their pets as well policies or personal Charles -- Shows us a unique idea to help those -- -- How much you just love animals. This is march -- Don't go out and what impact might very -- I don't -- -- -- -- -- -- -- so many pets are given to shelters because hard times admit people cannot afford them. Which is why mark O'Connor has started pet food stamps. Free pet food paid for by private donors they don't appear dollar. There is no cost to be in this program whatsoever if you sign up and you are approved. You get your delivery of about pet food and of course you know quest for the food no close to deliver it. -- -- nationwide private program proving so popular even though -- office is not even set up yet. That the website pet food stamps dot org keeps crashing. Basically go on the website fill an application and then through some value be contacted and verified should you be verified you'll be getting a delivery of pet food compared -- dot com. For the first six month term and then you'll have to re apply. -- six months. It's so cute. You are centered like you are healthy -- -- saw how safe and no they don't use -- individual -- this is Rockland county's animal shelter where every day they see what happens when hard times hit pet owners. They leave them at nine honestly changed to a -- And when the staff comes in the morning to retrieve him bringing into the kennel -- -- Donald got mark and pet food stamps dot org this office space for free. Through the fall. If you can keep them in the home with for the people. Less animals that we have to deal with at the shelter the food for pets covers dogs and cats even parakeets -- what about the guys starting this food stamp idea. We don't expect to get -- this is -- to help people and -- most people would tell you especially animal lovers richness to life. Comes in many informants and all of that you back. In new city New York Michelle Charles -- channel seven. Eyewitness News.

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